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Sep 17, 2019 6:01 AM ET

What is Kratom & What is Its Legal Status in Rhode Island?

iCrowd Newswire - Sep 17, 2019

Kratom is a tree which is found in many parts of Southeast Asia. Its leaves are very popular because people say that they have healing capabilities. Kratom’s use dates back to thousands of years, and ever since then is being used by millions of people globally. Medical practitioners believe that kratom has a few substances which resemble the properties of opioid painkillers and provide relief to the brain. Though there is no concrete evidence available to support the notion of kratom being a verified drug, yet many people choose to use it every single day.

How is kratom used?

Traditionally people would boil kratom leaves and chew them, but now people use it in powder form, tablets, capsules, drinks, etc. interestingly some people even make desserts out of kratom because they feel it is okay to eat it. Frequent users claim that it provides relief to the mind, relieves their stress, treats chronic body pain and also gives a good sleep.

Is it legal in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island is one of the smallest states in the US. Though it is very small, yet it has a massive bay and the longest state official name. It is tough to say if kratom is banned in Rhode Island. With the legalization of marijuana in many American states already, the debate has got even more intense. Back in 2017, authorities in Rhode Island banned two major ingredients in kratom. However, the new bill which demands the lifting of the ban on kratom, is still under the committee.

Rhode Island has the distinction of being one of the few states to outlaw kratom. The public is still not aware of the fact that kratom is banned in their place. It seems that the ban happened secretly. However kratom power is being consumed in large numbers by the public every day. People can buy kratom powder from kratom crazy according to the quantity they want.

Just like any other state’s substance act, Rhode Island’s law also doesn’t support it completely. However, the kratom consumer protection act aims to sell lab tested and good quality kratom to the public. Even the states where kratom is legal have a certain limit on the sale and purchase of this controversial drug. Any kratom compound which has hydroxyl mitragynine on the scale of 7 will be considered illegal.

Where to buy kratom in Rhode Island?

Kratom is being sold by many manufacturers online right now. Currently, it is illegal to buy kratom in Rhode Island because there is no medical evidence to support it as a suitable drug. However it is sold by people who import it from other countries or act as a third party between online vendors and the sellers. Currently the government has said nothing about this plant, so till then it will be a criminal offense to engage in the selling and buying of it. Rhode Island is a small state, yet has a large number of criminal activities.


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